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Sandpoint

Bonner County, Idaho, USA (North America) — May 2019 — I have lived in Sandpoint, Idaho for the past five years. It is located in the Idaho panhandle sandwiched between Washington State and Montana. Living in this location has its advantages and disadvantages. It is located in a remote area of Idaho, but the climate is fairly mild compared to other places. I like the remoteness of the area, but because of the remoteness, it does not offer a lot of amenities like most places with a decent size population. Most employment in the area is near-minimum wage, but there is plenty of it if one needs something to do. Most people that live here usually work two jobs to get by or are in households where two different sources of income are needed to get by. As far as scenery, it is one of the most beautiful places in the country. One can take a scenic drive in the panhandle itself, or cross the border over to Montana to experience that scenery over there as well. The scenery attracts a lot of tourists to visit this area. Sandpoint offers the Schweitzer ski resort for winter skiing and snowboarding as well as lake Pend Oreille for fishing, boating, and swimming during the summer. Silverwood, another attraction, is a theme park located south of Sandpoint going toward Coeur d’Alene. While my family is located here, I am looking to relocate to Boise as I feel it is in proximity to what I want to do with my life. As I mentioned, there are limited opportunities up here. While I could go to Spokane nearby, I would prefer to go to Boise as it is home to a tech manufacturing company I am interested in working for in the near future.

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